Somebody/Someone. Everybody/Everyone. Anybody/Anyone. Nobody/No-one

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Somebody/someone can be used interchangeably. Everybody/everyone can be used interchangeably. Anybody/Anyone can be used interchangeably. Nobody/No-one can be used interchangeably. The verb which correlated to these words also has to be third person (the same as he/she/it). E.g. He/She/It/Everybody/Someone/No-one is going to the party. He/She/It/Everyone/Somebody/Nobody has seen this film before. Anybody/anyone are usually used in […]

Indirect Questions

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Indirect questions are more polite than direct questions. Normally they involve a phrase at the beginning of the question. E.g. Indirect – Excuse me, would you mind telling me where the bank is? Direct – Where is the bank? Notice that the word order changes – ‘the bank’ and ‘is’ (main verb) swap places from […]

What is an uncountable noun?

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Uncountable nouns are nouns which cannot be counted. A lot of nouns in English are countable, so you can say: 1 orange, 2 oranges, 1 biscuit, 5 biscuits, 1 house, 10 houses etc. Uncountable nouns do not change their spelling and you cannot put a number (1,5,10 etc) directly before them. Here are some examples: […]

English word families and sentence structures

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Book your first online lesson FREE English word families and sentence structures If you want to learn more about word families and sentence structures in English this page will help you. This information is very useful when learning to speak English. If you know the basics of how the English language works, you will have […]

English Exam Preparation Online

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English Exam Preparation Online  Book your first online lesson FREE  Positive aspects of group learning People often underestimate or don’t think about the positive aspects of group learning. Particularly when learning a language, learning with and from your peers is highly important. Not only for the language benefits, but also in meeting other students pursuing […]

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Brexit – UK decision to leave the European Union

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In light of June´s referendum decision, the UK has decided to leave Europe. This is a decision which I did not foresee. Although the ´leave EU´ campaign put forward a strong case, I think ultimately British people will have based the decision on their own personal feelings. These feelings will most likely have been influenced by two topics, […]

English - China, Japan, South Korea

Learning English in China, Japan and South Korea

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Learning English – China, Japan, South Korea In this blog post I will look at the different approaches to learning English in China, Japan, South Korea and other countries. There has been much debate in a great number of countries if their approach to teaching English is useful or not. I have been researching different teaching […]

Which English Exam To Take

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1 Free Online Lesson Which English Exam To Take There are so many English language exams that it can be hard to know which English exam to take. CEFR Most English exams are based around the ‘Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)’. This is a scale from A1 (beginner) to C2 (proficient). You can see […]

FCE exam practice online

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1 Free Online Lesson FCE Exam Practice Online This page is designed to give you FCE exam practice online and tips and tricks to help you pass the FCE exam. There are four sections in the FCE exam: Reading and Use of English. Listening. Writing. Speaking. This page is designed to give you tips, tricks, technique […]

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The benefits of Online Learning

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Free Online Lesson Why We Like Online English Lessons We teach online English exam preparation and conversation lessons. Our students have found these incredibly useful…as you can see from our success stories. In this article we list some of the different reasons why we believe online English lessons can be better than face to face classes. […]